The Cat Art Show is an upcoming feline-themed art show at the 101 Exhibit in Los Angeles featuring over 70 artists and each of their unique interpretations of cats.

The first ever Los Angeles based cat-inspired art show, Cat Art Show LA, took take place January 25 through Feb 2, 2014. This exciting event features the work of 70 internationally recognized artists, all of whom have created unique pieces celebrating and exploring our feline friends.

From their website:

CAT ART SHOW LOS ANGELES is a both a meditation and a celebration of the feline form. This exhibition goes beyond heralding felines as domesticated companion, and instead explores their role as muse and inspiration.

Aloof one moment and adoring the next, their behavior alone is a constant source of artistic fodder destined for reinterpretation. Then there is their adroit physicality; be it lounging languorously across our still unread newspaper, or their instinctive predatory sensibilities.

Cats have been part of our lexicon (not to mention our home life) for thousands of years. The Egyptians frequently aligned them with the gods, like Bastet, the goddess of warfare. Later, great artists like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Pablo Picasso all created masterpieces centered around cats, sometimes showcasing them as companion, sometimes around something much deeper symbolically.

The Cat Art Show is a both a meditation and a celebration of the feline form. This exhibition goes beyond heralding felines as domesticated companion, and instead explores their role as muse and inspiration.

Three paintings by French artist Christian Guémy

Three paintings by French artist Christian Guémy

 

Beautiful Feral Still by Clayton Brothers

Beautiful Feral Still by Clayton Brothers

 

The-Measure-of-All-Things-by-Marc-Dennis

The-Measure-of-All-Things-by-Marc-Dennis

 

Radical Cat print by Shepard Fairey

Radical Cat print by Shepard Fairey

 

Obey clothing BY Shepard Fairey

Obey clothing BY Shepard Fairey

 

Sage Vaughn

Sage Vaughn

 

Prowler-by-Kevin-Earl-Taylor

Prowler-by-Kevin-Earl-Taylor

 

Natalia Fabia

Natalia Fabia

 

Melinda Lerner

Melinda Lerner

 

Orange-Cat-by-Nicholas-Chistiakov

Orange-Cat-by-Nicholas-Chistiakov

 

Marion Peck

Marion Peck

 

Marc Dennis

Marc Dennis

 

Langley Fox's 2Pus

Langley Fox’s 2Pus

 

Justin Bower

Justin Bower

 

Kittens by Marion Peck

Kittens by Marion Peck

 

Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg

 

Gary Baseman

Gary Baseman

 

Heather Mattoon

Heather Mattoon

 

Diane Hoeptner

Diane Hoeptner

 

 Click to shake this next cat >>>>

Bryan Barnes

Bryan Barnes

 

Buff Monster

Buff Monster

 

Amita Kunz

Amita Kunz

 

Amita Kunz 'the marked'

Amita Kunz ‘the marked’

 

“Radical Cat” print by Shepard Fairey

“Radical Cat” print by Shepard Fairey


ALWAYS THE ARTIST, although not a cart art fan myself

Dina